She-Hulk Episode 5 Trolled You (And You Should Have Seen It Coming)

Going back to Easter egg-filled She-Hulk episode 3, Walters did say that it isn’t « those cameo-every-week type of shows » after a series of outings that featured Hulk and Emil Blonsky, and on the cusp of Wong’s appearance. She also reminded fans that it is her show, and after several episodes of bringing in other MCU characters, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law episode 5 was solely focused on its titular character. She had to deal with a copyright case against Titania and also deal with the mundane parts of being a superhero, which is to go to a tailor for her battle costume. Aside from Walters’ arc, the revelation that Titania isn’t exactly a traditional comic book villain, and instead just a nuisance to She-Hulk is yet another way that Marvel Studios are trolling their viewers.

Thanks to She-Hulk’s ability to break the fourth wall, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law embraces being self-aware. Writer Jessica Gao even said that they were keen on poking fun at a lot of running tropes in the MCU that Marvel Studios had to hold them back for a bit. This means, however, that all of this trolling has been intentional on the show’s part. Admittedly, this is a risky move as it could totally turn off audiences, especially if it’s done in poor taste. However, the fact that everything has been deliberate and that She-Hulk has made this clear multiple times emphasizes the idea that all of this is done in good humor.

With four more episodes to go, expect that the MCU/Disney+ series isn’t letting up when it comes to trolling its audience. If anything, it may even ramp it up with the impending appearance of Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. Marvel Studios know full well that it’s one of the most anticipated elements of the show, so surely they won’t pass up on the opportunity to use it to draw some laughs.